Saturday, May 3, 2014

Monk skipper on orchid‏


One of the seasonal orchids that is always in bloom during the Easter season and for many weeks before and afterwards is the crucifix orchid, so named for the shape of the flower.  It is a spectacular flower that is quite easy to grow and is a feast for the eyes.  It does not often in my experience attract hummingbirds or insects, but recently I found this monk skipper on the flower in my FL backyard, possibly resting after a drink of nectar.  The coincidence in space of a grass skipper named for a priest and a flower named for the crucifix is interesting.  

Bill Dunson

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